A Walk Back Through Time

Liberty Station, formerly known the Naval Training Center San Diego, welcomed its first Navy recruits in 1923. After training up to 50,000 recruits a year for over 60 years, Liberty Station is now San Diego’s Town Square. As you walk through the historic grounds, parks, and open spaces, take a step back in time.

Learn the role Franklin D. Roosevelt took in helping establish NTC. Relive the days when the likes of Bob Hope, Tommy Dorsey, and Nat King Cole took the stage at Luce Auditorium. And discover how the Navy shaped the growth of San Diego as a city.


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